Here is the program for tomorrow’s event.
9.45 Welcome address from Jonathan Scheele, Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK
9.50 Introduction to the day by Piers Roberts, director Designersblock
10.00 The Creative Goes in to Business.
Speakers: Michael-George Hemus (director and co-founder of Plumen, Hulger and the re-launched Truman Beers), Russell Pinch, and Paul Bishop (The New English)
Chaired by Dr Catherine Morel of Kingston University (head of MA Creative Industries course)
11.45 The Importance of Ideas to Big Business
Speakers: Professor Simon Bolton (Cranfield University), Laura Scanga (BskyB) and Rob Thompson (Nokia)
Chaired by David Worthington
13.00 Lunch and networking
14.00 Creative Practice in Places and Spaces
Speakers: Rebecca Molina (Deptford Project) and Rebecca Beveridge (Placemaker) and Piers Roberts (Designersblock)
Chaired by Jonathan Robinson: founder of The Hub
15.00 Pattern and Language in Creative Action
Speaker: Piers Roberts (director Designersblock)
15.50 New Voices for a New Future: What Does the Next Generation Think?
A panel discussion led by Graham Brown-Martin (Learning without Frontiers) involving Sebastian Redford, Ed Vince, and Lior Smith
16.45 Closing remarks followed by networking
17.00 ‘12 Star Gallery’ Exhibition Opening
An accompanying exhibition in the ‘12 Star Gallery’ has been curated by designersblock. Selecting one object from each year, showcased at designersblock events since its launch in 1998, they offer insights into how contemporary products anticipate and inspire cultural change. It covers a period when creativity has moved from the side lines to centre stage in the collective imagination and in our economies.
Europe House, 32 Smith Square, Westminster SW1P 3EU
If you’d like to come but still haven’t registered, please email Joanna.Zywotko@ext.ec.europa.eu as soon as possible.